Bloomberg Law
Feb. 1, 2021, 11:00 AM

Amazon Ratchets Up Anti-Union Pressure on Workers In Alabama

Matt Day
Matt Day
Bloomberg News
Spencer Soper
Spencer Soper
Bloomberg News Inc.has unleashed a public-relations campaign at its warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, hoping to persuade more than 5,800 workers to reject the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.

Employees have been ordered to attend meetings where managers sow doubts about the unionization drive, according to two workers who attended. The meetings typically last about half an hour and target about 15 employees at a time, one said, frustrating workers because they fall behind in their duties during the sessions and have to catch up later.

“They present anti-union propaganda thinly veiled as factual information,” said the worker, who requested anonymity for fear of reprisal. Both workers said questions ...

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